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February 25, 2020

FIRST, or For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, is an organization that works to encourage children to pick up technical skills such as coding and mechanical engineering from a young age. The FIRST Tech Challenge gives school aged-students valuable...

April 5, 2018

To say that choosing to participate in FIRST Tech Challenge has been one of the best decisions I have ever made would be an understatement. Because of the program, I have identified a deep passion for engineering and computer science, I have something to concentrate on...

February 14, 2018

Like any robotics team, it was with a deep feeling of remorse that we ended our season. We had put in hundreds of hours into our robot, code, and engineering notebook, and nearly 300 hours on outreach on top of this; still, we did not advance. Beneath these feelings of...

October 22, 2017

Last Monday, a few members of our team had the opportunity to sit down and talk to Dr. Pulimood, a professor and chair from TCNJ’s Computer Science department. It had been one of our goals to understand the work and difficulties of being a woman in STEM and how we, as...

Gambia’s FIRST Global Team that was denied entrance to the United States for a robotics competition has now been granted visas.

The news that an all girl team from Afghanistan has been denied visas to the United States in order to participate in the first annual FIRST G...

June 30, 2017

It was brought to my attention that FIRST Global Championship Teams Afghanistan and Gambia were denied entry into the United States to compete in the FIRST Global Championship. Here’s a Forbes article on Team Afghanistan.

For a bit of background, the FIRST Global Champi...

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